I know the title sounds funny. let me explain.
when i was around 12 or so for about
3 years. everyday i would have these headaches that would come and go all day. i would get maybe 4 bad stints of pulsing pain on the left side towards the base of my skull. i remember them well. i thought i wasn't normal. then all the sudden they vanished.
i'm now 30 going on 31 and the only time i would get a headache of this same feeling and nature was when i was studying (not sure why there), when i was stressed (extremely) and when i was hung over (who doesn't)
but they would go away and never return until i did one of the mentioned above.
however last weekend on sunday i learned of some news. and i really got pissed. so pissed i couldn't even fall asleep i went to bed at 1am and didn't fall asleep until 7am all i could do that night was think and think. until i suddenly got a dull headache. it went away but on tuesday its now sunday. i've had these reoccurring headaches of pulsing nature in the same spot off and on all week long. i'd say on a scale of pain 1-10 its about
however its strange if i stretch out my neck left to right up and down and just take some deep breaths. the pain subsides almost instantly and it will be that way for several hours. its been getting better i went almost the whole day (today) without incident.
also when i'm standing and moving around at my job working pulling freight i don't have any pain its only when i slouch and relax so to speak when the pain really shoots through my brain. essentially when i have down time and have a moment to 'think' about
it. all the sudden it creeps up on me like a snake in the grass. but as quick as it comes i may experience 10 minutes maybe 15 minutes of level 6 pain and then it leaves me just like that. maybe my brain is letting me know i need to get my act together. i dunno i feel this is happening for a reason. some kind of punishment.
and one other thing when i put pressure on the back of my neck on the side that doesn't hurt i feel nothing its just me pressing down on my neck. but when i press down on the other side of my neck. i can literally feel the pulsating headache inducing pain shoot through me like a bullet and the pain goes right up to say an 8 nearly instantly. take the pressure off. goes back to a 6. stretch out my neck left right up and down. pain subsides nearly instantly.
now i'm worried because i don't want to be like this forever. but at the same time i've ruled out anything serious because if it was a brain tumor i don't think a cancerous growth cares how you stretch your neck. i also don't have any sensitivity to light, noise, no sickness no anything. just pain plain and simple.
any ideas what's up? should i go see a chiropractor? maybe i pinched a nerve or something. i'm looking for some relief or hoping it just comes as suddenly as it came.
Post Edited (cfdagola) : 7/28/2013 9:32:39 PM (GMT-6)